Fast Screening of Apple Flavor Compounds by SPME in Combination with Fast Capillary GC/MS using LTM Heating with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometric Detector (qMSD)


App Note 8/2006

A fast HS-SPME-GC/MSD method for the analysis of flavor compounds of apples was developed. A complete profile was obtained after solid phase micro-extraction within 3 minutes GC run-time using a low thermal mass heater (LTM). Detection with a state-of-the-art quadrupole MSD allowed a data acquisition rate of 20 Hz, while the mass spectral data quality was maintained. The gain in analysis speed was approximately a factor 10 in comparison to the standard method used in the customers laboratory.